The high profile leader of Basildon Council Tony Ball has lost his seat on the council to UKIP.
His party has also lost its overall majority on the council they have run since 2003.
UKIP have made a second gain in Basildon taking a seat won by the Liberal Democrats in 2010. Kerry Smith won in the Nethermayne ward.
Before these elections the Conservatives had a small overall majority in the Essex town but that looks under threat.
Result for Nethermayne Ward - Kerry James Daryl Luke Smith, UK Independence Party, 1,340 votes, duly elected
UKIP have gained a seat from the Conservatives in Basildon.
The Conservative won Pitsea North West in 2010 with a majority of 146 - now UKIP have taken the ward.
The Tories are defending a narrow majority in the town.
Result for Pitsea North West - Imelda Clancy, UK Independence Party, 1,156 votes, duly elected
Double Olympic swimming champion Rebecca Adlington will be in Essex today to welcome around 1,000 children to Legacy Games Day in Basildon.
She'll be spending time with youngsters during a series of activities and games.
A mother and her five-year-old daughter have been injured in a crash with a police car which was pursuing another vehicle.
It happened on Sunday close to the Sadlers Farm junction at Bowers Gifford near Basildon.
The female driver of a silver Audi A3 was taken to hospital with serious leg and chest injuries. Her daughter suffered minor neck injuries. The girl's father was injured.
Two police officers, who were travelling in a marked police BMW 530, were also taken to hospital.
Essex Police said the officers had been responding to an automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) activation. The car's blue lights and siren were on.
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A family has been left homeless following a fire in Basildon in Essex today.
The fire broke out at around 10am this morning in Mellow Purgess.
Crews from Basildon, Brentwood and Orsett wee called to the scene. The roof of the house was partially destroyed. The blaze was out by around 12:30pm.
Fire and Police officers will carry out an investigation to establish the cause of the fire.
Detectives are investigating an aggravated burglary in Wells Gardens, Basildon.
It happened just before 11pm yesterday (Tuesday 11 February). A man is alleged to have forced his way into a house and threatened a man and woman with what is believed to have been a firearm.
The suspect is described as white, aged between 30 and 40, between 5ft 8ins and 5ft 11ins tall and was wearing a light blue hooded top.
Anybody with any information is asked to contact Basildon CID on Essex Police 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Fire crews were called to a blaze at a shopping centre in Basildon last night.
Four crews were needed to put out the fire on the third floor of the Eastgate Shopping Centre which began at about half past 11.
Police are investigating a robbery at the Post Office at The Triangle in Basildon which happened at around 6.30am today.
A man walked into the store and threatened staff with a knife. They handed over a three figure sum of money. He then left the store. The two store workers were left shaken after the incident but were unhurt.
Anybody with any information about this incident is asked to call Dc Nicholas May at Basildon CID on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.